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Started career there.
Environmental Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAOctober 5, 2017
Froehling & Robertson was my first employment opportunity and was a great place to start my environmental consulting career. Employment benefits evolved over time to meet market demands. Company is widely respected in the geotechnical field.
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Fair
Senior Inspector (Current Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VASeptember 29, 2017
F&R is a great place to start a career. Would not recommend to work there if you have years if field experience. College people apply. Low pay rates. Advancement is super slow
Pros
Good Manager
Cons
Low pay
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I would recommend
Construction Inspector Engineer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 5, 2017
I enjoyed working for them even though they could have paid their employees more. I would work for them again they were very fair they understood family too.
Pros
company trucks
Cons
more pay
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the hardest part of the job; the enjoyable part of job
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 14, 2017
The hardest part of the job was getting the branches to get contracts signed and sent to the office so that payables could be processed. It was like pulling teeth to get the contracts and sometimes never did.

The most enjoyable part of the job is how the accounting department worked together to help each other. Their was a comradery that I had not seen in a long time. Everyone got along.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Trying to work with branches to get signed contracts
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good
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Cockeysville, MDMarch 25, 2017
Work is good, you are always on construction sites, lower management is good, being on job sites is good, driving a long distance is little harder and repair
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Wear and tear on your body
Drill Assistant (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 5, 2016
Typical work day kicks off at about 6am and that's having to be at the shop loading heavy augers and rods that "YOU" will be using Keyword "YOU" when you get to the jobsite. Once you get there still half sleep because you may have to drive 2-4 hours away sometimes and stay out of town at least two weeks a month. The drillers will slave you and make you do everything they wont touch a thing but the control buttons that control a massive rig. Don't work here unless you really need the money. its not worth it
Pros
per diem
Cons
cool co worker
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Worst job in 26 years
Environmental Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAApril 12, 2016
Riding on the coat tails of being an 1800s-era company. Poor in benefits, very poor in management, and poor direction. Back stabbing and opportunistic management takes credit for others achievements. You work for them, you are ON YOUR OWN. In my office, office manager had some members of senior staff agree to 30 hours of pay while working them over 40. Despicable
Pros
Not applicable
Cons
Just about everything
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Might be better now
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VAMarch 1, 2015
Depending on office you are working out of, depends on how you are treated. Management was unorganized and temperamental. Did not get 40 hours a week.
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Old regime, old thought process, business shrinkage
Business Development (Former Employee) –  CharlotteAugust 24, 2014
This company is in steady decline, no future, poor leadership, not interested in fresh ideas, cut throat company.
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Lots of work everynow and then
Concrete Field Technician (Current Employee) –  Roanoke, VAOctober 4, 2013
It's a struggle to get 40 hours when it rains you don't work. Back breaking work for half the pay. And there's no room for advancement.
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Wonderful family run firm
Regional Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 31, 2013
Excellent, secure job with an opportunity to be involved in some of the most important projects in the country.
Pros
family run company, family atmosphere. opinions valued
Cons
little room for advancement.
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it was a cool place to work for the travel aspect.
driller trainee (Former Employee) –  richmond virginiaJanuary 10, 2012
you had to be ready to travel at a moments notice with f and r.it was fun,but as a single father it became a burden after awhile.also was alot of danger involved working in the drilling department.
Pros
travel to different places
Cons
travel, dangerous
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